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Cruise Lough Derg, Killaloe Boat Cruise, Ballina & Clare Boat Cruises
About Killaloe River Cruises
Killaloe River Cruises have been in operation from Killaloe/Ballina since the year 1999. James Whelan the owner of both boats has worked in the boat hire business since 1991. His father who owns Whelan’s Foodstore in the town decided to start hiring boats as people were constantly inquiring in the shop as to the possibility of taking in the local scenery.
James first started with a small 12 seater passenger boat that was purchased in Dingle Co. Kerry and then brought to Killaloe and called the “Brian Boru”. In the year 2000 a new 50 seater passenger boat called the “Spirit of Killaloe” was acquired. It was launched on the 27th of May 2000 by Sheila de Valera Minister for the Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. In 2004 James was joined by his wife Aoife. The couple bought their second passenger boat in March 2010, the Spirit of Lough Derg. “We offer a quality, value, local tourism experience that will delight you, your family and friends”.